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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Mary Patricia Cullerton of Winfield, who
4passed away on September 30, 2011; and
5    WHEREAS, She was born September 16, 1926 in Chicago, the
6daughter of the late Pearl, nee McGookin, and the late Thomas
7W. Tyrrell; and
8    WHEREAS, She met John J. Cullerton Sr. at a roller skating
9rink when she was 14 years old; together with her husband, an
10Illinois Bell Telephone Company employee, they raised 9
11children in Winfield; and
12    WHEREAS, She presided over many family gatherings at a
13summer home on Lake Michigan, The Four Acres, where her family
14would be joined by aunts, uncles, and cousins; her
15grandchildren loved winter visits to her Winfield home, where
16they would sled for hours on a nearby hill and later sip hot
17chocolate by the fireplace; and
18    WHEREAS, She will be remembered as a loving mother and
19grandmother who cherished being directly involved in the lives
20and activities of her children and grandchildren; she took
21great pride in helping her children through both high school



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1and college; and
2    WHEREAS, Mary Patricia Cullerton was the beloved wife of
3the late John J. Cullerton, Sr.; she was also preceded in death
4by her sister, Marge Foley; her brother, Thomas R. Tyrrell; her
5brother-in-law and his spouse and her sisters-in-law and their
6spouses, James (Lucile) Cullerton, Dotsy (Jack) McMahon, Jane
7(Richard) Aldworth, and Adele (James) Murphy; and
8    WHEREAS, Mary Patricia Cullerton is survived by her
9children, Illinois Senate President John J. (Pam) Cullerton,
10Jr, Peggy Hosty, Mary Durand, Alice (Jim) Corcoran, Thomas
11(Susan) Cullerton, Trish (Mike) Lynch, Patrick (Faith)
12Cullerton, Maureen (Jim) Leffler, and Michael (Kai) Cullerton;
13her grandchildren, Alice Hosty, the late Robert E. Hosty, Jr.,
14Maggie Cullerton, Molly Durand, John J. Cullerton III, Garritt
15Cullerton, Matthew Corcoran, Michael Lynch, Miles Corcoran,
16Kyle Cullerton, Megan Lynch, Geoffrey Wilson, Lindsay Wilson,
17Brynn Cullerton, Josephine Cullerton, Brendan Cullerton, Neil
18Corcoran, Tara Cullerton, Bridget Cullerton, Katie Leffler,
19Kelly Cullerton, Jack Leffler, and Michael Cullerton; her
20brother-in-law, Thomas Foley and her sister-in-law, Joanne
21Tyrrell; she was the fond aunt and great-aunt of dozens of
22nieces and nephews; therefore, be it



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1ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
2her family and friends, the passing of Mary Patricia Cullerton;
3and be it further
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to the family of Mary Patricia Cullerton as a symbol
6of our sincere sympathy.